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Brooklyn fire injures more than 2 dozen people, FDNY says

A fire in Cypress Hills sent more than

A fire in Cypress Hills sent more than two dozen people to the hospital, the FDNY said. Photo Credit: Theodore Parisienne

The Brooklyn blaze that sent more than two dozen people to the hospital early Monday morning was an accidental electrical fire, the FDNY said.

A call came in at about 11:40 p.m. Sunday for a fire inside an apartment building on Euclid Avenue and Etna Street in Cypress Hills, an FDNY spokesman said. More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene, he said.

Thirty people were transported to hospitals, mostly for smoke inhalation or other minor injuries, according to the FDNY. Two firefighters also had minor injuries.

The fire was placed under control at about 12:30 a.m.

The cause of the blaze was under investigation.


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